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Yokohama Rubber Develops World’s Largest Floating Fender

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) recently announced that it developed a giant floating fender last December. With a diameter of six meters, the new floating fender is the largest in the world. It is designed to be used for offshore cargo transfer operations of liquefied natural gas (LNG) between LNG floating production, storage and offloading units (LNG-FPSOs) and LNG tankers....

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Nippon Goodyear Announces New Tires for Passenger Cars, SUVs

Nippon Goodyear Ltd. has announced that it will release two new comfort tires on Feb. 1: the EfficientGrip Comfort, aimed at passenger vehicles, and the EfficientGrip Performance SUV, aimed at sport utility vehicles. EfficientGrip Comfort tires stand out for providing a much more comfortable ride by reducing tread pattern noise and road noise, thus making the cabin quieter. All sizes...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches New Racing Kart Tire Approved by JAF

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) launched on Jan. 10 the Advan SLJ-branded ADJ racing kart tire, which meets the tire specifications of the Japan Automobile Federation (JAF). The tire comes in two sizes – 3.6×10.0-5 and 5.0×11.0-5 – and has no suggested retail price. A dry tire for cadet-class racing karts, the ADJ is based on its predecessor, the AAJ....

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Dow Corning Toray’s Molykote Approaches 70th Year in 2018

Molykote, a special lubricant produced and sold by Dow Corning Toray Co. Ltd., will celebrate its 70th year in 2018. Unlike regular lubricants, Molykote can withstand a large range of high and low temperatures while preventing wear and tear. It is used in automobile pistons and brakes to mitigate friction and to control vibrations, noise and squeaking. As a more...

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Strong Demand for Robotics-Related Rubber Products

The robotics industry is booming as manufacturers cut personnel costs and supplement scarce human resources through production line automation and workforce reduction. According to statistics reported by the Japan Robot Association (JARA), 55,998 robotic devices were produced during the July-September quarter, up 44.9 percent from the same quarter of the previous year. Shipment value amounted to 195.95 billion yen ($1.73...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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